The Edvocate’s Guide to Weighted Grades

Spread the love Weighted grades are numerical scores that are given an advantage when calculating a GPA. These scores were usually attained at higher level, honors, AP, or IB classes. The advantage is given because of the challenging nature of those classes. Think of it as a reward for taking classes with increased rigor. Weighted … Read more

How to Teach Students to Find the Main Idea

Spread the love The main idea is the central theme of a story. Finding the main idea of writing can be a challenge, but it is an essential reading comprehension skill for our learners to develop. Learners who become skilled in this art will benefit from it far beyond the school gates’ perimeters. From the … Read more

Using Picture Walks to Motivate Students to Read

Spread the love Picture walks are an activity that is completed before reading occurs. The reader views the pictures of the story and predicts what they think is occurring. This activates prior knowledge and gives reading a direction. Book or picture walks are shared reading activities with the educator before reading new or unfamiliar text … Read more

Helping Kids Learn to Read with Automaticity

Spread the love Automacity is the ability to look at a word and read it within one second of seeing it. Word automaticity is essential for fluency and comprehension. Fluency develops over time and through practice. At the earliest stage of reading development, learners’ oral reading is slow and labored because they learn to “break … Read more

20 Innovative Techniques to Help Kids Realize Their Academic Potential

Spread the love Are you looking for innovative techniques to help kids realize their academic potential? If so, keep reading. 1. Show instructions in the learner’s preferred learning style (e.g., visual, auditory, etc.). 2. Have tasks read to the learner. 3. Coordinate a time for the learner to study with a peer tutor before finishing … Read more

Helping a Student Increase Their WCPM (Words Correct Per Minute) and Reading Accuracy

Spread the love An educator must utilize assessments such as the WCPM (Words Correct Per Minute) to plan for responsive instruction, especially among learners struggling with reading skills. Educators fail to identify the assessment results as efficient tools for diagnostic teaching. Diagnostic teaching is a sequence of activities where educators can utilize various ways of … Read more

21 Tactics for Helping Students Remain On Task

Spread the love Are you looking for tactics for helping students remain on task? If so, keep reading. 1. Limit stimulation that interferes with the learner’s capacity and ability to remain on-task (e.g., keep a routine (schedule) schedule of activities, schedule special learning activities for the end of the day, etc.). 2. Let the learner … Read more

Helping Students Learn to Read With Accuracy

Spread the love The evaluation of reading accuracy depends on the capability to make words in a manuscript. Reading accuracy is the automatic process of interpretation and integration of appropriate expressions or phrases during the reading process with minimal utilization of required resources to communicate meaning. Accuracy in decoding words is essential, but the main … Read more

Assessing Reading Accuracy and Automaticity

Spread the love The percentage of the words a reader can engage correctly within a given period decides the reading accuracy. This is an essential measure for reading proficiency since it indicates the various levels of decoding accuracy. There exists various levels of performance in the word decoding accuracy tests. The independent level is over … Read more